One Week In
Know what put a smile on my face last week? Hearing from folks who read my bit about starting a Summer of Making and were like, I’m in! It had been a while since I mused out loud about something and it ended up becoming a thing.
(It’s never the wrong time to start, so do dive in at any time!) (I mean, this summer. We do not do a summer of making when it is the fall or winter or spring.)
There’s no formal way to participate; just write about making each day for however many days/weeks/months as you want, and use the hashtag #SummerOfMaking2021. Click that link to see what folks have been doing!
Really, that’s all I’ve got this week. Last week was emotionally exhausting deep down to my bones, and this long weekend I’ve managed to do some much-needed relaxing. Covid restrictions will begin to very slowly ease tomorrow, and though it seems Juneuary may have arrived a little early, I’m hoping having a roadmap to re-engaged social life will brighten our days here in BC.
We’ve got May discussion threads going:
Come hang out and chat!
Items of Note
We’re doing intros for #SummerOfMaking2021 today, so it’s an especially great day to jump in, just saying!
We published a lovely essay last week, and also a piece about planned cuts to accessible publishing in Canada, and I have some letters to write to my elected reps. I hope you Canadians will read and take action along with us.
One of the things I love about the crafts community is opportunity to form inter-generational friendships ❤️.
I love my e-reader, but neat to see this.
Extremely relevant to my interests. (Also, speaking [below] of Pennsylvania…)
What I’m making: Dish towels, and discovering I enjoy hemstitching left-handed. Also knitting a sock, nearing the heel turn.
What I’m watching: Mare of Easttown. So close to where we lived in the U.S. Minutes from where we got engaged, west of Philadelphia. But also, holy smokes is Kate Winslet amazing.
What I’m reading: The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware, which I’m enjoying so far. I’m still having trouble sticking with any book, though. Sigh. The kid and I are still on the second Magic Misfits audiobook.
What are you enjoying (or hating) reading these days? Head over to the book discussion thread!